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Lines between opinion, analysis and news need to be clearer

There’s a big difference between news and opinion and it should be clearly labeled on all platforms, says Globe and Mail Public Editor Sylvia Stead. … Read More

‘The press’ is doing its job

PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler tips his to news organizations that are not being intimidated by words and tweets and are doing their job reporting, investigating, and fact-checking at another time when trust in our (U.S.) leadership is lacking for many, when attacks upon the press are high, and when public distrust of “the media” is also reportedly high. … Read More

Living Under Trump: A personal view of perceived threats in the midst of a new political era

ONO member Felipe Lopez Veneroni is Ombudsman at Canal Once Television in Mexico City as well as a professor at the Faculty of Social and Political Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico. He’s written some reflections of the view of Mexican media and the challenges of covering the new administration in Washington.
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Empty columns and Turkish media

Four newspapers in Turkey had ombudsmen, but two of them are in jail and their voices no longer heard. Hurriyet Ombudsman Faruk Bildirici on the imprisonment of his colleagues.

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Member Profile: Margo Smit

We are pleased to introduce a new feature on the ONO website – a chance to get to know one another. Meet Margo Smit, ombudsman for all of the journalistic programming and production of the Dutch public broadcasting networks. … Read More

Ethical way to fund Canadian public broadcasting?

An examination of an appropriate form of financial support that fulfills the needs of a public broadcaster in an ethical way.
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ONO protests detention of Turkish colleague

January 2017 The Organization of News Ombudsmen and Standards Editors has sent a protest letter to the Turkish government to release one of our members in detention.  ONO also took the opportunity to advocate on behalf of the journalists in … Read More

The Turkish media landscape

“With a profession in danger, and in order not to be exposed as endangered species, we should be aware of the potential we have.” — Journalist and former reader representative Yavuz Baydar … Read More

Post-election comments across the globe

Members of ONO compare notes on what readers, listeners and viewers have been saying about coverage of the U.S. presidential election, and share some of their own thoughts on what they are hearing from the public. … Read More

We must call the ‘alt-right’ what it is: fascist, racist, white supremacist

“The term should be avoided whenever possible; if there is no way around using it – for example, in a quote – it should always be explained in the most transparent and blunt terms.”
— Globe and Mail Public Editor Sylvia Stead … Read More